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NIL: Image

What is your image of God? For most of my adult life, I saw God as a distant figure who never seemed to hear my desires. Seventeen years ago, that began to change when the Spirit opened the eyes of my heart to the creation story in a new way. God became Papa, the shadow became substance, the essence became love, and distance turned face-to-face. As sons and daughters of God, created in Christ, we can fully participate in the life of our design as we experience partnership with His divine nature. This triune relationship of the Father, Son, and Spirit is best expressed in their desire to include us in this divine dance of their shared love and goodness. From this point of union and oneness, we can experience life as it was initially designed to be lived.

Many of us are trying to live up to the social mask of the person next to us. Are you tired of looking at the imposter in the mirror? I don’t know about you, but I have spent a lifetime hiding behind a mask, trying to project the right image for the world. Trying to please others, preoccupied with the acceptance and approval of my performance. Now, with unveiled faces, we see ourselves in Him as in a mirror, discovering the incredible reality that we are the reflection of His glory.

Genesis 1:26-27: God said, “Let us make man in our image.” So, God created man in His image; in the image of God, He created him.

Genesis 2:7: Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Hebrews 1:3: His Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact representation of God’s actual nature-His mirror image.

2 Peter 1: 4: So that through the power of these tremendous promises, we can experience partnership with the divine nature.

2 Corinthians 3:18: But we all with unveiled faces, looking in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

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